Moving to Kingswood, Gloucestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Kingswood, Gloucestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Kingswood in Gloucestershire? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Kingswood is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Kingswood the land of milk and honey or are Bristol, Filton and Keynsham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Kingswood

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Kingswood. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Fishponds 176
Speedwell 158
Two Mile Hill 158
New Cheltenham 124
Warmley Hill 99
Mangotsfield 89
Hanham 59
Cadbury Heath 44
Warmley Tower 44
The Batch 44

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Kingswood. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Kingswood. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Woodstock (Best) 10213/32845
Staple Hill & Mangotsfield 11001/32845
New Cheltenham 12278/32845
Hanham 14693/32845
Longwell Green 22442/32845
Frome Vale 5127/32845
Eastville 5377/32845
Hillfields 6047/32845
St George Central 6887/32845
Kingswood (Worst) 9589/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bristol, you just get on with it and it becomes normal

Your Health in Kingswood

If you are thinking of moving to Kingswood, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Kingswood compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Bristol, City of 1.27% 4.22% 12.25% 33.46% 48.81%
Wiltshire 0.87% 3.18% 12.15% 34.05% 49.75%
South Gloucestershire (Kingswood) 0.93% 3.26% 11.77% 34.89% 49.15%
Bath and North East Somerset 0.91% 3.31% 11.85% 33.43% 50.5%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Kingswood. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Kingswood. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Frome Vale (Best) 12123/32845
Eastville 12535/32845
Woodstock 20561/32845
Kingswood 20760/32845
Staple Hill & Mangotsfield 22170/32845
New Cheltenham 23001/32845
Hanham 25066/32845
Longwell Green 25706/32845
St George Central 9081/32845
Hillfields (Worst) 9882/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kingswood, Bristol: Sounds like a great place to live, isn't!

Deprivation in Kingswood

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Kingswood. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
St George Central (Best) 10076/32845
Eastville 10230/32845
Frome Vale 11505/32845
Woodstock 14451/32845
Kingswood 15419/32845
New Cheltenham 17784/32845
Staple Hill & Mangotsfield 18538/32845
Hanham 21913/32845
Longwell Green 24819/32845
Hillfields (Worst) 9176/32845

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  1. Kingswood, Bristol: Sounds like a great place to live, isn’t!

    Kingswood, Bristol: Sounds like a great place to live, isn’t!